Blood'S A Rover
- Publish Date: 2009-09-22
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: James Ellroy
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Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.
Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoovers pet strong-arm goon, implementing Hoovers racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure named Joan Rosen Klein. Wayne Tedrowex-cop and heroin runneris building a mob gambling mecca in the Dominican Republic and quickly becoming radicalized. Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the powermongers of an incendiary era. Their lives collide in pursuit of the Red Goddess Joanand each of them will pay a dear and savage price to live History.
Political noir as only James Ellroy can write itour recent past razed and fully reconstructedBloods A Rover is a novel of astonishing depth and scope, a massive tale of corruption and retribution, of ideals at war and the extremity of love. It is the largest and greatest work of fiction from an American master.